Street parking on Thanksgiving Day can be more assessable than you might think. Many people don't realize that on major national holidays (including Thanksgiving Day), not only alternate side of the street regulations but almost all street parking regulations and all parking meters are suspended. This means that not only can you park at meters for free, but you can basically park anywhere without a problem unless it is a place where street parking is never allowed (i.
e., if the sign says "No Parking Anytime" or "No Standing Anytime").
.Tips on where to park your car when visiting Manhattan on Thanksgiving:
.* On the peripherals - the east and west sides are generally better places to park than in the middle. When going to the middle of Manhattan, try drifting a few blocks either east or west to look for street parking.
.* Since the parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, a little bit North of this area should be a great place to find street parking.
.* Since the parade ends at 34th Street and 7th Avenue, a little bit South of this area should be another great place to find street parking.
* It will get crowded; go early - it will be easier to find free street parking..Erik Feder is "The Parking Expert"; he has done extensive research on the Manhattan parking scene, including driving on every single street in Manhattan and writing down the parking regulations on each and every sign. Erik's free e-newsletter - PARKAZINE - has nearly 1000 subscribers and the website has over 30,000 hits.
.* It is usually possible to find free street parking if one has patience and doesn't mind walking a few blocks.
.* Always have a backup plan - know in advance where the parking garages are in the area you need to be; have an idea what they charge, what their hours are and when possible, reserve a place with them ahead of time.
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By: Erik Feder